Textkit Logo

It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:07 pm

News News of Learning Greek

Site map of Learning Greek » Forum : Learning Greek

Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Grammars

I don't like searching throught PDF files, so I think I should buy a grammar.

Is Smyth still considered to be the best available?
Read more : Grammars | Views : 754 | Replies : 4


Today's Composition Assignment: Blame

The theme: people who steal books from libraries.

Iambics are the customary meter for abuse, but this isn't required. I'll post mine in a few days.
Read more : Today's Composition Assignment: Blame | Views : 2620 | Replies : 14


Dictionaries

Hey everyone, I was wondering what you may recommend for a good classical Greek dictionary? There's a few different ones I've seen, one by James Morwood, another by Liddell-Scott, and I've heard of one by a Woodhouse (that contains a good English-Greek section). Anyways, what do you guys and gals think? Any advice? thanks!

john
Read more : Dictionaries | Views : 950 | Replies : 7


Blank downloads?

Hello,

I have downloaded the "Introduction to the language of verse in Homer", the "Odyssey book XII" and "First Greek Writer" successfully. However when I tried to download Goodwin's "Greek Grammar" it was blank except fo the title page. I also tried to download Smyth's "Greek Grammar for Colleges" and the same thing happened. Has anybody else had this problem? I downloaded the writer in between the other two, so I don't think it's my ...
Read more : Blank downloads? | Views : 1055 | Replies : 5


Is it advisable to study Greek before Latin?

Hello and greetings to all. I'm a new member, and I would like to begin studying Latin and Greek using some of the texts available on this site.

The question I have is whether it would be preferable to learn Greek before Latin, or vice versa. From what I understand, it is standard to learn Latin first, but is there is a pedagogical reason for this?

Please let me know your views on this.
Best, ...
Read more : Is it advisable to study Greek before Latin? | Views : 1014 | Replies : 5


Koine to Classical

Just wondering if anyone could reccomend the best texts for learning classical greek, having taken koine. Is the transition very difficult? Can anyone explain the major differences to me? Thank you much!
Read more : Koine to Classical | Views : 561 | Replies : 2


Cases in Greek

Hey everyone, I'm working through the different cases (or at least some of them) presented in Athenaze, and is it just me, or does it seem like an awful lot to swallow at one time? Does anyone have an indepth recommendation for a chart of sorts for the different cases/genders/types of nouns/adjectives? Thanks again for your guy's help!!

John
Read more : Cases in Greek | Views : 499 | Replies : 2


The verb estin (he/she/it is) and related verbs

Hey everyone, quick question about this verb. In a sentence such as "He is waiting for the oxen," is it necessary to use "estin (sorry greek fonts don't work on my cpu)" or is "he is" contained in the verb for waiting? I know that most of the time it is like this, but are there exceptions? thanks for helping!

john
Read more : The verb estin (he/she/it is) and related verbs | Views : 1170 | Replies : 7


Plurality in translation

Hey everyone, my question is when translating sentences into Greek, with all the different plural cases, when do you use the plural and when do you not? For example, one sentence I have to translate is "But the slave says, "It is not possible to carry so many stones out of the field. So you help!" Now, "stones" of course is translated into the plural acc. b/c it's the DO. But, would you translate "out ...
Read more : Plurality in translation | Views : 565 | Replies : 3


Study group for John Williams White's First Greek Book

Hi all,

I would like to know if there is any interest in starting a study group for John Williams White's First Greek Book. I would like for all levels to be able to participate, but the main focus would be for folks who have no prior experiece with Greek at all. I was told that if there were enough folks interested that the site would be happy to set up a group for us. ...
Read more : Study group for John Williams White's First Greek Book | Views : 7442 | Replies : 39


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 102953 • Total topics 13162 • Total members 18409